“I want to eat healthy and I’m willing to cook, I just don’t know what cook or eat”.
Tag: family meals
I’ve combined option 1 and 2. Keeping my sanity takes precedence. After all, there’s not much left
Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowl with Simple Tahini Dressing
not only are there tremendous health benefits, but going meatless even once per week plays a role in reducing livestock global emissions. Farm animals account for 14.5% of all greenhouse admissions and 1/3 of methane emissions!
Bangers and Mash
That’s right, my British buds; last night’s Green Chef meal was bangers and mash! My sweet husband cooked it. As always, I was elated to have a night off from the kitchen! Our last Green Chef menu for the week is a Tuna Melt sandwich and I made Tuna Toasties for lunch today! Really? I’ve… Continue reading Bangers and Mash
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Since my son watched the movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”, he has been obsessed with meatballs. The first time I took him out to lunch and ordered spaghetti with meatballs, out came a plate of spaghetti with one giant meatball on top. As soon as it was placed before him, he yelled “MEATBAAAAAALL”!… Continue reading Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
A Story I’ll Never Forget
Feeling satisfied by his successful hunt for these wild gems and with full belly, he turned the page in his mushroom book, anxious to embark on his next exploration. With no small degree of trepidation, he read the words
Just Give Me Tacos and Tell Me I’m Pretty
“You can’t make everyone happy. You are not a taco”
Signs That Show You Need a Sheet Pan Meal…
Signs That Show You Need a Sheet Pan Meal… When you wake up in the morning and the first thing on your agenda…
I’m always looking for ways to get kids to like vegetables. Does it always work? Absolutely not. Is it important to keep trying? Certainly! Many times, parents give up after one or two tries with a new vegetable. Don’t throw in the towel so soon! Kids should be offered a new food 7-14 times before… Continue reading Veggie Flapjacks
Coconut, Curry Lentil Soup
Forgive me for my recent lack of posts. We’ve been doing a bit of traveling, some crafting, a deal of Christmas shopping, decorating and a lot of eating, including Gilligan, my 13 year old Weimaraner, whose binging around the neighborhood hasn’t gone well for his belly….or for my rug. Ugh! I made everything from scratch… Continue reading Coconut, Curry Lentil Soup
How To Ramen
Want Chinese takeout without consuming an entire day’s worth of calories? Here’s your answer!
Ham & Cheese Poppyseed Sliders
These succulent sandwiches will fly off the platter at any family meal or event!
Knock Your Socks Off Veggie Burger
This is a very messy burger. But, if a burger ain’t messy, it ain’t a good burger ya’ll!
Think Outside the Pizza Box
I love using Naan bread to make homemade pizza. If you have a picky crowd, you can personalize each round.
A Family Favorite
I love soup because you throw it all into one pot and serve up a complete meal that everyone loves.
It’s All About the Bowl
Breakfast bowls, Greek bowls, burrito bowls, Buddha bowls…a side dish, a main dish, a great packed lunch! I like this new fad! Here are a few things you can put in your quinoa bowl
The Udder Truth About Milk
What’s the difference between whole “Vitamin D” milk, 2%, 1% and skim?
When I began studying to become a dietitian, I knew I needed to discover a way to shift the savorless plants into something I could really enjoy eating.
A Pizza My Mind
Pizza can become your artist’s palette with an endless world of topping options. There’s no reason to eat a plain old cheese and pepperoni pizza!
The word seaside alone, awakens a sense of relaxation and conjures up thoughts of excitement, pleasure and magnificent beauty. This place on 30A, is no exception. With beaches all along the 18.5 miles of scenic 30A, Seaside is one of my favorite spots. The kids are thrilled to run free in the large open grassy… Continue reading Seaside
Wishing to be Clever Enough to Come Up with a Name Like Epicurious
this is a low-calorie, low-fat meal. I even think we will have room to add a reasonably-portioned dessert!
Gonna Need to Run Extra Miles for This One…
Despite my early morning anguish, I did it anyway to watch Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”. One of the featured chefs spoke of these Asian garlic noodles that he had in Los Angeles. I had to have them!!!
Juicier Than Juicy Cheeseburger
When you have seemingly numberless kids under foot, threatening your sanity, you burn things…
I guess I should be glad he didn’t ask for a Giada De Laurentils cookbook. My cleavage wouldn’t measure up.
Chicken & Arugula Cacio e Pepe
Cacio e pepe in Italian means cheese and pepper. This is a pasta dish with few ingredients and is simple to make. I found this recipe on countryliving.com. Chicken and Arugula Cacio e Pepe 8 oz bucatini or spaghetti 2 Tbsp butter 1 cup grated Parmesan 4 cup baby arugula 2 cup diced warm… Continue reading Chicken & Arugula Cacio e Pepe
How To Make a Healthy Salad Taste Good
I have a pretty long list of dishes to take to social events. I can pretty much pull a recipe from my butt (as my Mom might say growing up, but more eloquently written, repertoire) according to request. We have a friend in town on a vacation from the Airforce. She and her fiancé won a… Continue reading How To Make a Healthy Salad Taste Good
On the Go!
I admit, there have been times I have offered fruit and yogurt to replace the neglected meal provided.
Funny Story About Pho
Pronounced “fuh”. Fuhnny, huh? The first time I ever had it, I wanted to try the full deal. No Americanizing for me, please. I want to experience the taste of the Vietnamese! So, when “Pho” opened on the beach (no need to question what’s being served here), I wanted to order the authentic pho with… Continue reading Funny Story About Pho
Farmer’s Market Finds
I love to support local farmers. Often, you get organic produce picked only a few days ago and you don’t have to pay the price for the USDA organic certification. We are very loyal to Elmer. He sets up shop less than 1/2 a mile from our house. He is a beekeeper as well as… Continue reading Farmer’s Market Finds
My spa blue KitchenAid mixer is my best friend in the kitchen. I use to have a red one to go with my red kitchen accessories. When I got married, I decided my new favorite color was spa blue, or light turquoise, if you will. I decorated my new beach home almost exclusively in this… Continue reading Pasta Disasta!
You Gotta Wear an Apron When You Fry Bacon
This quiche is outstanding! I don’t even want to know how much fat is in this meal but, you can’t eat rabbit food every day, now can you?
Breakfast is a hard meal for me. Not everyone will eat cereal, you know, the easy breakfast. One kid says the sweeter the better, hardly able to contain her excitement if anything I make contains chocolate, syrup, honey or any other form of sugar. This kid will choke down canned asparagus (triple gross) if bribed… Continue reading Breakfast Parfaits
Steaks and Shambles
Here we were at dinner-making hour and all the kids claimed supreme boredom and couldn’t seem to entertain themselves. I reluctantly suggested a fort. Out came all the blankets in the house, pillows and dining chairs. Along with the craft project for Mimi’s birthday, my house was left in shambles and the fun lasted a… Continue reading Steaks and Shambles
So, is it “mih-nuh-STRO-nee”or “mini-strohn”?
Debatable. That’s what I’m making for dinner. Another one-pot-wonder. I’m aaaaall about a complete meal in one dish when I’m making dinner for the little monsters. I want protein, which means meat or meat substitute, such as tofu, eggs, or legumes, at least 2 carbs per serving and preferably one to two vegetable servings. Usually… Continue reading So, is it “mih-nuh-STRO-nee”or “mini-strohn”?
Pick Your Battles…
One of the nicest things anyone did for me after I had Andrew was make my family a meal. It is so overwhelming to bring a tiny, helpless baby home from the hospital. I felt like I couldn’t get anything done! It’s especially difficult when you have other little mouths to feed!! My friend, Heather,… Continue reading Pick Your Battles…
Moroccan Chicken, Roasted Curry Cauliflower & Indian Dahl
Beans, peas and lentils contain phytosterols, isoflaones and saponins that prevent colon, breast and ovarian cancers and prevent cancer cell multiplication.
Tuna Melts and Tortillas
I feel like Green Chef meals are gourmet. If I were to make this on my own, not only would I have to search all over town to find all of these ingredients
#1 Green Chef
Mike said this Green Chef meal was one of his favorites. The more I have thought about it, the more I’m certain it IS my favorite
Back to the Grind!
I made the “panini” from a Giada de Leurantiis recipe, much to my husband’s delight as is any mention of the name Giada. My Dad says, “Giada is getting too big for her…
A Day in Philly
A lesson on America’s history. A view of the liberty bell and a tour of Independence Hall. I guess the tour guide’s mustache muffled his voice because I didn’t hear a word! Coupled with the chasing around of the two youngest monsters trying to stuff liberty bell cards down the antique vents, it was impossible… Continue reading A Day in Philly
Pretzels in Pennsylvania
Julius Sturgis founded the first commercial pretzel baking company in 1861. The pretzels were hand twisted until the 50’s. Most pretzel twisters were able to twist 50 pretzels a minute. In about 2 minutes, I was able to roll out and twist one. This was an entertaining tour! They still had most of the wooden… Continue reading Pretzels in Pennsylvania
It’s looking like I picked the worst vacation to challenge myself to eat healthy. Mike loves to travel and always does all the research before we reach our destination so, he usually has ideas about where he wants to eat according to a particular place with a signature dish or dining style, for example bistros… Continue reading Hershey Park
Going on Holiday
I’m not British but, sometimes I like to pretend like I am, so I call vacation “holiday”, my favorite adjective is “bloody” and instead of “dig in” I say, “tuck in”. The family and I are heading to Pennsylvania. I told myself I was going to eat as healthy as possible on this trip, as… Continue reading Going on Holiday
We’ve eaten a few good meals since my last post.
Whats for Dinner
Mike seasoned the Snapper with a little salt, and pepper and gave the fillets a light dusting of flour, then pan-seared them to perfection. The meat was tender and sweet!
Last Night’s Dinner…
Believe it or not, this recipe is a family hit with all…
Another Green Chef Meal
We will have all four kids beginning Wednesday and I have already initiated the meal planning process. My goals are simply to provide meals that are nutritious, easy, and edible (or that which will generate the least complaining). I use a free app on my phone called “Any List” which I am able to share… Continue reading Another Green Chef Meal
Dinner for Three
My three older step-children have gone to their grandmother’s for the week which means meal-planning transitions from the thankless efforts of pleasing children set in their ways to a more diversified cuisine. Last night was a meal of shrimp Po’boys with sliced avocado, seasoned plantain chips and a swiss chard salad with snap peas and… Continue reading Dinner for Three
I have a bit of an obsession when it comes to cooking for family and friends.. Garlic!! There are very few recipes I make that don’t include a clove or two…or five! If I follow a recipe that calls for two cloves, I don’t hesitate to use four. These delightful little bulbs have insignificant calories,… Continue reading GARLIC!